First off, thank you to everyone who sent me messages of support and encouragement last week. I was blown away by the e-mails and comments and messages I received. They all helped me a great deal.
I saw a psychiatric nurse practitioner last week, and he’s taken me off my anti-anxiety medication and has started me on good old Prozac, which has helped a great deal. I’m able to get out of bed in the morning and not count the hours until I can climb back in again. And I actually left the house twice in the past week for social events, another good sign.
In the meantime, I’m taking things one day at a time and focusing on small goals. And I’m counting the hours until Ella and I leave next week for five days in Colorado. Time in the cool mountain air, away from the 100 degree temps we’ve been having here, will do me a world of good.
And now, for a giveaway.
I am going to give away this pair of hand-knit socks to one lucky reader. I wear a size 9.5/10, and the socks are snug on me, which means you shouldn’t enter if you wear a size 11. Or if you do have large feet, you can enter and win them for a friend or family member and claim you knit them yourself. Whatever works.
If you’ve never worn hand-knit socks, you’re missing out. Except for when I go running, I hate wearing socks. It has to be below freezing to get me to wear socks, but I make an exception for hand-knit ones. I spend most of the winter with fluffy bits of love on my feet.
All you have to do to win is leave a comment on this post by next Tuesday. That’s it. You don’t have to tweet about it or like me on Facebook or blog about it with a link back. Just leave a comment. It doesn’t even have to be witty.
Next Wednesday, I’ll recruit one of my minions to pull a name out of a hat and notify the winner.